Born June 19, 1994 in Nambour, Australia, Brittany Elsmlie, also known as Brit, is an Australian Olympic swimmer. She is about 5’10” and versatile, specialing in both butterfly and freestyle, but her best events are the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly. Elmslie is training for Rio 2016, and is aiming to compete at her first Olympics as an individual. She currently resides in Brisbane, training with St Peters Western under Coach Michael Bohl.
Elmslie is now apart of Speedo, but she began swimming at the age of 13. The left-hander an active childhood, especially thanks to her “mum,” who was a swim teacher. Elmslie is also pursuing a Business degree at Griffith University, majoring in Event and Sport Management. With her additional certification in fitness, she wants to pursue something in PR or Marketing after her swimming career.
Prior to making the Australian Olympic 400m freestyle and 400m medley relay squads, she began her swimming career at the 2009 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships – Elmslie won a gold medal in the 50m freestyle and two bronzes in the 400m freestyle relay and 400m medley relay.
The following year she swam in hawaii at the 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, finishing the meet with two bronze medals.
Relay swimmer in 2012
In 2012 she qualified for the London Olympics, her first Games. She swam on two relays, finishing with a gold in the 400m freestyle relay and a silver medal in the 400m medley relay.
Barcelona World Championships
After her first Olympic Games, she swam at the 2013 Barcelona World Championships – she competed in both the 50m and 100m butterfly, but she won two silver medals on the 400m freestyle relay and the 800m freestyle relay.
Elmslie wins gold in 2014
Elmslie had a big year in 2014 – she medaled at two major international competitions. She won gold on the 800m freestyle relay and bronze in the 50m butterfly at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. She also swam at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast, winning silver on the 800m freestyle relay.
She’s currently ranked within the top 10 of the world’s fastest swimmers in the 100m freestyle.
2016 Rio Olympics
Elmslie was part of Australia’s Gold Medal winning 4X100M Free Relay. She was also awarded 2 silver medals for relays after swimming them in the heats for Australia.
2016 FINA World SCM Championships
Elmslie struck Gold in the Women’s 100M Free, winning the event with a 51.81. She also won a bronze medal as part of the 4X100 M Medley Relay.
2017 World Championships
Elmslie swam the third leg of Australia’s silver medal winning 4x100m freestyle relay. Teaming with Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell and Emma McKeon, Elmslie split a 53.83 to help Australia finish ahead of bronze medal winners, the Netherlands.